Excerpt: Space Invaders Extreme, as the name would suggest, is a remake for the current generation of handhelds of one of the most iconic games ever made. The basic gameplay remains the same. You control a small spaceship at the bottom of the screen and shoot at the pixelated alien spaceships which are scrolling down the screen towards you, all the while avoiding their weapons' fire.
Excerpt: I imagine the majority of people reading this won't have played Space Invaders or one of its million clones that appeared on various 8-Bit machines like the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. The simple act of moving a cannon across the bottom of the screen, shooting evil alien space ships as they slowly made their way to you was at one stage the pinnacle of gaming entertainment.
Conclusion: While some of the puzzles can be challenging, the game is pretty straightforward. The real challenge here is fully completing it. There are eggs hidden throughout the world, some of which can be very difficult to find or figure out how to get. Oddly enough, completing the game and finding all the hidden eggs will only net you a 98% completion rating. A second set of eggs can be found after you have found all the regular eggs, that can bring you to a 111% completion rate.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a remake of the classic Space Invaders arcade game first released in 1978. The action is more fast-paced than the original, but remains a simple, fun experience.
Excerpt: It’s not uncommon to see the classics of our gaming history remade every once in a while, in order to mark a particular milestone in the franchise’s legacy. Space Invaders Extreme is developed by Taito Inc., the same company who designed the incredibly influential extra terrestrial shoot em up in 1978.
Summary: Space Invaders Extreme combines the essence of the original game with an alliance of futuristic graphic design and audio. The gameplay experience has been developed to maximize the console's abilities, offering players a whole new range of features including a vast array of new power-ups, DS Wireless Communications and Wi-Fi.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: I am not a man to be toyed with when it comes to Space Invaders . This brand sparks some serious nostalgia for me, begging for quarters or just watching my cousin tear up Space Invaders Asteroids or Pac-Man . Yes, I'm actually old enough to have been knocking around in the 70s, completely entranced by videogames.
Excerpt: Each boss battle is pretty clever, but one in particular is especially so: the boss will actually move back and forth along the bottom of the lower screen, while you take up a new position, along the bottom of the top screen. There, you will stand off against reflector aliens, and attempt to time your shots so that they get reflected back your way, slipping past you, hitting the boss below.
Excerpt: played Space Invaders, I was at Chuck E. Cheese wearing two-tone corduroy bell-bottoms and listening to “My Sharona”. Yep, it's hard to believe, but this year marks the 30th anniversary of this beloved arcade classic and Taito is celebrating by re-releasing it on the DS.